Senate Committee Spurns HASC Approach to Bolster Base Budget

first_imgIn contrast to the budget maneuver employed by its House counterpart, the Senate Armed Services Committee does not rely on DOD’s wartime account to sidestep the statutory spending caps and bolster the Pentagon’s base budget, under the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill the panel approved Thursday.After the committee finished marking up its annual defense policy bill in closed session, Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) told reporters he planned to seek additional funding when the measure goes to the Senate floor, reported Defense News.“We went to the president’s mark, and then we will be looking to increase funding for much-needed programs on the floor,” McCain said.The committee adhered to the Obama administration’s request and shifted only $5 billion from the overseas contingency operations (OCO) account, which is not subject to the Budget Control Act limits. The House Armed Services dedicated an additional $18 billion from the uncapped account to base budget needs in an effort to restore shortfalls in military readiness.The Senate version, however, would authorize an increase of $2 billion for additional training, depot maintenance and weapons sustainment.“While the committee believes this is a positive step in the right direction, these additions were not enough to address the nearly $23 billion in unfunded requirements identified by the military services, almost $7 billion of which alone were considered readiness-related,” according to a committee summary of the measure.“Artificial budget constraints … have limited the committee’s ability to authorize a strategy-based level of defense funding demanded by the threats facing the nation and the ever-growing demands they impose on our military service members,” the committee said.The Pentagon and White House have criticized the budget maneuver employed by House Armed Services, saying it would shortchange overseas operations and force the next administration to request supplemental war funding before it runs out at the end of April.The conflicting approaches to funding the Pentagon adopted by the two panels could be difficult to resolve and likely set up a contentious budget battle at the end of the year.“This is a hard thing to resolve,” Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told Defense News. “We have a significant disagreement, and looking at the legislative calendar, there will not be that much time to resolve it.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Wilmingtons Academy Of Traditional Karate To Hold FREE Self Defense Class For

first_imgWILMINGOTN, MA — Wilmington’s Academy of Traditional Karate (155 West Street, Suite 5) is holding a free Self Defense Class for community members on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, from 6:45pm to 7:45pm.The seminar will offer practical self-defense solutions, taught by instructors with years of martial arts and law enforcement experience. No martial arts experience required.Call 978-658-2077 or email TeamElite@Traditional-Karate.com for additional information.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Academy Of Traditional Karate To Host Open House Carnival On August 17In “Community”The Wilmington Insider For July 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington’s Academy of Traditional Karate To Host Open House On September 17In “Business”last_img read more

Wilmington School Lunch Menus Week of September 16 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of September 16, 2018.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, September 17Steak & Cheese on a Wholegrain Roll; Seasoned Wedges; Fresh AppleTuesday, September 18Ultimate Nachos with Seasoned Meat, Cheese Sauce, Lettuce & Tomato, Black Bean Salsa, Salsa, Brown Rice; PineapplesWednesday, September 19Low-Sodium Low-Fat Mozzarella Sticks; Marinara Sauce; Green Beans; Wholegrain Breadstick; AppleslicesThursday, September 20Rotisserie Chicken or BBQ Chicken; Wholewheat Roll; Whipped Potatoes; Farm Fresh Corn On The CobFriday, September 21Wholegrain Individual Pizza Topped With Buffalo Chicken or BBQ Chicken; Tossed Salad; OrangesLunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, September 17Wholegrain Mini Pancakes; Syrup; Sausage Links; Hashbrown; 100% JuiceTuesday, September 18Ultimate Nachos with Seasoned Meat, Cheese Sauce, Lettuce & Tomato, Black Bean Salsa, Salsa, Brown Rice; PineapplesWednesday, September 19Low-Sodium Low-Fat Mozzarella Sticks; Marinara Sauce; Green Beans; Wholegrain Breadstick; AppleslicesThursday, September 20Chicken Nuggets; Wholewheat Roll; Whipped Potatoes; Farm Fresh Corn On The CobFriday, September 21Wholegrain Pizza Slice; Tossed Salad; OrangesLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, September 17Wholegrain Mini Pancakes; Syrup; Sausage Links; Hashbrown; 100% JuiceTuesday, September 18Ultimate Nachos with Seasoned Meat, Cheese Sauce, Lettuce & Tomato, Black Bean Salsa, Salsa, Brown Rice; PineapplesWednesday, September 19Low-Sodium Low-Fat Mozzarella Sticks; Marinara Sauce; Green Beans; Wholegrain Breadstick; AppleslicesThursday, September 20Chicken Nuggets; Wholewheat Roll; Whipped Potatoes; Farm Fresh Corn On The CobFriday, September 21Wholegrain Pizza Slice; Tossed Salad; OrangesLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 9, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of June 2, 2019)In “Education”last_img read more

See Boston Dynamics robot stack warehouse boxes like a Tetris pro

first_img Post a comment 18 Photos Share your voice Tags The upgraded Boston Dynamics Handle robot can stack robots quickly in a warehouse setting. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET Boston Dynamics builds robots that can run, dance and even do parkour. Now the company has perfected its Handle robot so it can stack heavy boxes as if they were blocks in an extreme version of Tetris. The original Handle robot was created in 2017 as a research robot. It stands 6.5 feet (2 meters) tall, travels at 9 mph (14.5 kph) and jumps 4 feet (1.2 meters) vertically.  Sci-Tech Now playing: Watch this: 1:51 Meet Boston Dynamics’ weird and wonderful robot familycenter_img Robots 0 More robots Handle’s onboard vision system tracks marked pallets, and finds individual boxes for grasping and stacking. As Handle puts a box onto a pallet, it uses force control to stack the boxes up against each other. The boxes seen in a video posted on Thursday weigh about 11 pounds (5 kilograms). But Handle is designed to lift heavier boxes up to 33 pounds (15 kilograms). This upgraded Handle can also work with pallets that are 48 inches (1.2 meters) deep and 68 inches (1.7 meters) tall. Boston Dynamics Handle robot is a box-stacking beast This new version of the Handle robot has been upgraded as a mobile manipulation robot designed for warehouse tasks and manual labor. The robot can quickly stack multiple heavy boxes on a pallet, as well as unload them, according to Boston Dynamics. Smart, agile MIT robot plays a mean game of Jenga This robot wants to teach you Buddhist chants Hotel fires half its robot staff for sucking at their jobslast_img read more

Everything we know about Apple WWDC 2019

first_img Comments WWDC 2018: Everything from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 63 Photos I am now fairly confident based on evidence I don’t wish to make public at this point that Apple is planning new (likely UIKit) Music, Podcasts, perhaps even Books, apps for macOS, to join the new TV app. I expect the four to be the next wave of Marzipan apps. Grain of salt, etc— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) April 5, 2019 See It What to expect in iOS 13, and a 5G iPhone could be closer Whither iTunes? Dedicated music, podcast and video apps coming to MacOSscreen-shot-2019-04-10-at-12-20-38-pmThe purported new icons for Apple’s Music, Podcast, TV and Book apps. Guilherme Rambo/9to5Mac Two veteran programmers, Guilherme Rambo and Steve Troughton-Smith, have discovered evidence suggesting that Apple may unveil new standalone apps for music, podcasts and TV shows in a forthcoming version of MacOS. According to the reports, Apple will keep iTunes around (for now) because it’s the only way to sync data between older iPods and iPhones and Macs. $249 See it iOS 13 leaks hint at future products and the latest iPhone… Apple’s impressive buying power, a store coming to WatchOS? Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad Tags Apple iPad CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Now playing: Watch this: Given the precedent for hardware announcements and introductions at WWDC, there’s also a chance that we could see a new MacBook Pro or iPad Pro, or some other unknown product, brought out on stage. The company could also debut the updated Mac Pro, which it has already pledged to reveal in 2019. (In 2017, the company used the event to unveil a new iPad Pro and the HomePod smart speaker.) Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment.Below, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about WWDC 2019 — including the rumors that have captured our attention so far. We’ll continue to update this article as we count down the days until the big conference, so check back often.When is WWDC 2019? Apple WWDC starts on June 3 and runs through June 7. Apple has invited members of the media to its annual keynote address, which will take place at 10 a.m. PT on Monday, June 3 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.How can I watch the WWDC 2019 livestream?If you have an Apple TV, you can use the Apple Events app to watch it (and older events, too). Otherwise, you can can livestream WWDC from the Apple Events section of the company’s website.CNET will also be liveblogging the event live from the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.Can I attend WWDC? If you haven’t already snagged a ticket, the answer is probably “no.” Apple doled out tickets on a lottery system when the event was announced earlier this year, and all of the available slots have been snapped up.What are the rumors about WWDC 2019?A new look for iOS 13ios-13 Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET There’s a lot of buzz about a dramatic redesign coming to the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, expected to be called iOS 13. We had heard reports that the forthcoming iPhone 11, expected in September, would have a new home screen, a system-wide “dark mode” setting, expanded multitasking capabilities and an “undo” option. Now, Bloomberg has published an article previewing dozens of features that are said to be part of the upgrade. They include:A refreshed Messages app that supports profile picture and names, privacy settings and expanded Animoji featuresAn upgraded Maps app that lets you identify and save important addresses (like home and work)Enhancements to Sleep Mode including tighter integration with the Bedtime feature Four dedicated sections in the Reminders app: “tasks to be done today, all tasks, scheduled tasks and flagged tasks”Plus new features coming in other apps including Books, Health, MailThe Bloomberg article also suggests that iOS 13 will support expanded multitasking features on the iPad and support its use as an external display for a Mac.iOS apps coming to MacOS (and vice versa)ios-12-macos-mojave-wallpapers Matt Elliott/CNET At WWDC 2018, Apple software chief Craig Federighi announced new technology that would make it easier for people to take apps developed for iOS and bring them to Macs. In a MacOS update released in September, Apple unveiled new versions of four of its own apps that originated on iOS — News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home — built with that technology. Now, apparently, Apple plans to bring this cross-platform framework to third-party developers.Reportedly code-named Marzipan, the technology is really for developers, not users. But there would be plenty of implications for the 1.4 billion devices currently running iOS, MacOS, WatchOS or TVOS. In the near-term, at least, it seems we can expect to see more iOS features — like Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time and iMessage screen effects — coming to MacOS, according to 9to5Mac. Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now 7:52 $249 See It $249 2 Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now Amazon WWDC 2019 iPhone Update iOS 12 Rumors Intel MacOS Mojave Siri Apple Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Apple Read more: Apple rumored to split up iTunes in forthcoming MacOS releaseA new iPad Pro and MacBook Pro?ipad-pro-iphone-xs-max-9 Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has made a few predictions about products that could materialize at WWDC. Earlier this year, he suggested that Apple would introduce two new iPad Pros in 2019. That noted, we already got two new non-Pro iPads in 2019, back in March — the iPad Air and the iPad Mini. And it hasn’t even been a year since the company released its two newest iPad Pros, last October, so we’re taking this one with a grain of salt.Read: New iPad feature to compete with laptops on track for Apple’s iOS 13Kuo has also suggested that Apple will release a new 16-inch MacBook Pro and refresh the 13-inch model with 32 GB of RAM. And he’s alleged that Apple is working on a new Mac Pro with “easy to upgrade components” that comes with a 31-inch 6K monitor that’s said to have a Mini LED-esque backlight design. Mouse support coming for iPads?magic-mouse-2-apple-imac Sarah Tew/CNET According to rumors, Apple may be taking another step toward evolving the iPad into a true laptop replacement. Federico Viticci, editor in chief of MacStories, says that the company may build in mouse support for the iPad in a future version of iOS. Will the 2019 Mac Pro debut at WWDC?Apple's cylindrical Mac Pro, which brought some style to the boxy world of workstations, is shown here running Final Cut Pro X to edit the movie "Focus."Apple’s cylindrical Mac Pro. Apple There’s no harm in hoping. The company last refreshed its flagship desktop computer in December 2013, and Apple executives have been talking about a followup that’s been “coming soon” for years now. Around this time last year, we heard that a new Mac Pro would arrive in 2019. “We want to be transparent and communicate openly with our pro community so we want them to know that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product. It’s not something for this year,” Mac hardware product marketing director Tom Boger told TechCrunch in April 2018.Of course, Apple said something similar back in 2017. Read: The 2019 Apple Mac Pro has to look backward to move forwardBut maybe the company means it this time. After all, the iMac Pro was launched at WWDC in 2017. And if the new Mac Pro doesn’t come this June, Apple’s next and presumably final opportunity to launch it in 2019 would come in September. That’s when it’s expected to debut a new iPhone and perhaps some other high-profile hardware — which might be a less-than-ideal setting to unveil a niche product like the Mac Pro. Mentioned Above Apple iPad 2018 (space gray, 32GB) See All Review • Apple iPad 2018 review: The iPad for everyone A host of Apple executives, including CEO Tim Cook, are expected to take the stage at WWDC to outline the company’s software strategy and address issues ranging from privacy to security to developer relations.Perhaps the most anticipated news concerns the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, likely to be called iOS 13, which powers the iPhone and iPad, and which is overdue for a major overhaul. In addition to a handful of redesigned and new features — like a retooled home screen, system-wide dark mode and more multitasking options — the company is also said to be cultivating greater interoperability between iOS with MacOS, the operating system used on its MacBook laptops and Mac desktop computers. This would ostensibly make it easier for developers to share code among apps written for the iPhone and iPad and Macs. Tablets Software Laptops Computers Phones Wearable Tech WWDC 2019 reading • Everything we know about Apple WWDC 2019 See It Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? • Best Buy We’re just a few weeks away from Apple’s annual developer conference, which kicks off with a June 3 keynote, and expectations are ballooning. If the rumors are true, the company may use the event to unveil new hardware and announce one of the more significant changes to its iOS and MacOS software road map in years. Taking place once again at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference will show off the new apps, features and tools coming to the company’s expanding universe of software, services and devices. And unlike last year, when Apple focused mostly on shoring up the speed and responsiveness of its software, there’s a stronger chance of major product introductions and revelations in 2019. Now playing: Watch this: $329 Marzipan is gonna be amazing. I know old Mac guard are anxious but this feels like the early days of iPhone to me—poking at the APIs months before they became an SDK, seeing the kinds of things that could be built, etc. I trust Apple to make this the best way to write Mac apps— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) May 3, 2019 7:30 1:17 Marzipan could also hasten a transition on Apple’s Mac platform from Intel to iPad-style ARM chips, a long-rumored change that’s been reported by Bloomberg and Axios. In addition to creating business efficiencies for Apple, a single ARM-based CPU across iPhones, iPads and Macs would make it even easier for developers to create a single version of their apps.(John Gruber wrote a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the history, viability and wisdom of Apple’s strategy with Marzipan back in 2017.)Read: Universal apps for Macs and iOS may be on horizon with Apple’s ‘Marzipan’ projectA dedicated App Store for the Apple Watch, and more 494b7417-68e9-42ac-bc05-5a8730cacf70 Érika García/CNET The company plans to bring the App Store to the Apple Watch, according to Bloomberg. The new update will be included in the next version of the device’s operating system, expected to be called WatchOS 6. Today, Apple Watch apps need to be downloaded using the Watch app on the iPhone and then transferred over. Read: App Store could be coming to WatchOS at WWDC, report saysThe Bloomberg article also mentions a new Voice Memos app that will take voice recordings from the wrist; an Apple Books app for audiobooks; a calculator app; a new Dose app that supports pill reminders; and a Cycles app that tracks menstrual cycles. Apple is also expected to add new watch faces and complications in the update, as well as Animoji and Memoji stickers. last_img read more

Gaming can be toxic to women minorities EA wants to fix that

first_imgEnlarge ImageEA is taking harassment more seriously. James Martin/CNET When Amira Virgil is playing the world-building game The Sims, she likes to craft different characters, create houses for them and tell stories about their lives.She’s well known within the player community of Electronic Arts’ game, in part because she created modifications that gave characters more racially diverse skin tones and hair. She also started a website for people to share their own mods and other creations, called The Black Simmer. Often, she’s streaming a live broadcast of her play online, sharing her Sims exploits with hundreds of fans under the username Xmiramira. But every once in a while, people join her stream to cause trouble. Screenshot from The Sims 4Enlarge ImageThe Sims world-building game is one of the most popular video games ever made, with more than 200 million copies sold.  Electronic Arts One way they do that is to change their username to include racially charged language when they leave comments while she’s streaming. They’d include words “like ghetto, N-word and slurs,” she said.Virgil isn’t alone.Which is why EA held its first large-scale meeting, called the Building Healthy Communities Summit, with 230 gaming influencers it calls Game Changers who it flew in to the meeting to discuss the problem.Sitting in the conference room nestled in the Loews Hollywood Hotel ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles, EA’s head of community engagement, Adam Tanielian, asked the roomful of influencers whether any of them had seen or been the target of bullying or harassment online. Nearly every hand shot up.”It’s a really crappy thing,” Tanielian said. Over the next three hours, EA outlined how it plans to combat this issue. It’s going to start releasing regular reports about the health of its online communities. It’s going to offer new tools to players to help tamp down on toxicity. And it’s going to bring together a council of players to regularly discuss these issues and what the company can do about it.EA said it also wants to inspire its players to help make change, too. That includes hearing about positive behavior from influencers they look up to. “You guys have a lot of power to try to solve some of these issues, or at least provide solutions,” Tanielian said.The company’s efforts come at a time when the video game industry is larger and more influential than ever. Its worldwide sales topped $137.9 billion last year, according to data from industry watcher Newzoo, more than music and movies combined. Online communities, such as the more than 250 million people who’ve signed up to play the hit online battle game Fortnite, are swelling with millions of players.Maintaining those large networks of gamers playing together has caused many companies to rethink the way they approach the lives people lead in the worlds they’ve created.e3-2019-chris-bruzzo-chief-marketing-officer-ea-electronic-arts3944Enlarge ImageEA’s Chris Bruzzo said the company feels a responsibility to work on these issues. James Martin/CNET In the past, companies largely left players to sort themselves out. But now, with multiplayer aspects of games like EA’s Battlefield war simulation franchise growing in popularity alongside gaming social networks like Microsoft’s Xbox Live, companies say they’re compelled to start influencing the culture of players in their games for the better.”There was a period of time where it was accepted — that’s how games are,” said Chris Bruzzo, EA’s head of marketing, who also helped head up its healthy communities summit. “We’ve started to hear more and more from players that this wasn’t something they wanted to tolerate anymore.”Of course, harassment and bullying are pervasive on social networking. And EA isn’t the only gaming company attempting to tackle these issues. In May, Microsoft posted its community standards, and committed to more moderation tools to help people avoid toxic players. Ubisoft, ahead of its E3 press conference Monday, played a video of the rapper and actor Ice-T talking about how to handle gaming online.”Video games are for everyone, and we need to keep a safe environment for the enjoyment of all, but not everyone’s cool like that,” he said. Tags Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, said the company has been more actively discussing these issues in part because he feels it’s part of the company’s responsibility when creating online games that connect players.”Because our games are more and more social, we want those games to be safe. We want people to come in and feel good,” he said. “It is our job to make sure it’s as safe as possible.” There are also organizations like the Fair Play Alliance, a collection of companies working to encourage healthy communities. And there are anti-bullying nonprofits such as Ditch The Label, which EA supports financially, that promote equality and study the effects of toxic behavior.”Bullying is real, and it has real and devastating consequences,” said Liam Hackett, head of Ditch The Label, who spoke at the event. He said Ditch The Label’s data found that one in 10 victims of bullying has considered suicide and that one in five people has quit a game because of how they’re treated by other players. Bullying is real, and it has real and devastating consequences. Liam Hackett, head of Ditch The Label Now playing: Watch this: E3 2019 Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Our E3 breakdown: Microsoft’s Project Scarlett looks… “It’s already hard enough being a content creator,” she said. But she’s often had to narrow her focus on playing with her community, rather than entering public matches for video games like Activision Blizzard’s popular multiplayer shooting game Overwatch, because of the environment she encounters. “I don’t want to deal with the racism, sexism and general toxicity that comes with being in the gaming space,” she said. As much as influencers might be able to help, she added, companies like EA and platforms like YouTube need to actively help solve some of these issues too.”It’s up to them to them to foster and create environments, and better to moderate the situations that we encounter on a day-to-day basis,” Virgil said. “It’s up to them, because there’s only so much we can do.” Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action 4:22 Brittney Brombacher, co-founder of the podcast What’s Good Games, said at EA’s event that bad behavior can also build on itself and affect the community. “Toxicity breeds toxicity,” she said.An increasing number of companies are taking notice. Last week, YouTube said it would take away advertising from the conservative personality Steven Crowder for using homophobic slurs against journalist Carlos Maza, a writer and video host at Vox. And some advertisers said they would no longer run ads on at least two gaming YouTube channels whose criticism and personal attacks went against their “strict” guidelines for advertising placement. Looking to the communityEA knows a thing or two about online behavior. The company’s run afoul of gamers many times.When EA began promoting its World War II-inspired shooting game Battlefield V last year, players immediately seized on the promotional materials that featured a woman on the cover. It wasn’t historically accurate to show a woman on the front lines, critics said. When the company stood up to them, saying don’t buy it if you don’t like it, the backlash grew got even worse. Ultimately, the game’s sales underperformed expectations despite a positive reception among some critics.characters-battlelfield-vEA was criticized for putting a woman on the cover while promoting Battlefield V, a World War II-inspired game. EA It’d be easy to dismiss EA’s Building Healthy Communities Summit as a knee-jerk reaction to all that. After all, EA’s sales and usage of its games are tied to customers being happy. Any effort to help everyone be nicer to one another could be dismissed as self-serving.But Bruzzo said it’s more than that. A player at a competitive event for EA’s Madden NFL football series shot and killed one of his competitors last year. Bruzzo said the company realized it didn’t just need to make sure the events were safe, but also to make sure there was mental health support for players too.”On the empathy side, there is work to be done,” he said. There are no clear answers yet. During a breakout discussion about research EA had done around the impacts of disruptive player behavior, attendees grappled with how involved any company should be in these issues and where the line should be drawn between banter, trash talk and hurtful actions. Some attendees said they’re frustrated by incessant harassment by other players. Some people in particular try to undermine them in a game, such as by accusing them of cheating. Some attendees said they’re targeted by disruptive players in an effort to make them look bad during a live stream.”Disruptive behavior doesn’t just disrupt the game, it disrupts people’s actual life,” said Andy Castell a 25-year-old gaming YouTuber from the UK who’s part of EA’s Game Changers influencer program. He often makes videos about playing EA’s FIFA soccer game at his channel, AJ3, which has nearly 1.5 million subscribers. “It’s obviously very important to create as positive an environment as possible in the game.”Castell said he hasn’t struggled too much with disruptive behavior himself, but he can see why it’s a problem. Solving this issue, he said, will take a delicate community discussion that doesn’t come off as paternalistic. “It’s hard in the environment that social media currently is, because you look like someone on a high horse trying to tell everyone they’re wrong, and people will take offense to it,” Castell said. “It does feel like the world’s playing catchup to this beast that’s just running out of control.”Finding solutionsFor now, EA’s focused on starting conversations. It held the Building Healthy Communities Summit ahead of E3 with its Game Changers influencers, and it made those commitments to releasing research and building tools to fight toxicity. It also plans to meet with other companies to swap ideas and to work with gamers themselves to come up with features and rules to help reduce these issues.”It’s going to be challenging to expect any one of the companies in this space will be able to ‘solve it,'” Bruzzo said.Virgil, of The Black Simmer, said she hopes this represents EA’s first steps toward seeking out more diverse perspectives — and not just from its player base but in its employee ranks as well. I don’t want to deal with the racism, sexism and general toxicity that comes with being in the gaming space. Amira Virgil, The Black Simmercenter_img reading • Gaming can be toxic toward women and minorities. Electronic Arts wants to help fix that • See All Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Culture Tech Industry Gaming Comments 22 E3 2019 Share your voice Activision Electronic Arts (EA) Microsoftlast_img read more

Tatas mRupee Ties up with Manappuram Finance to Improve Loan Repayment Options

first_imgMMP Mobi Wallet Payment Systems, a subsidiary of Tata Teleservices, announced a tie up today with Manappuram Finance Ltd., one of India’s leading gold loan NBFCs, for providing a convenient and secure alternative physical and online repayment option to its customers.The tie up will provide greater payment convenience to Manappuram’s customers by enabling access to mRUPEE outlets and also to 2 lakh+ Tata Docomo outlets in the country over a period.”We see a great synergy in our association with Manappuram Finance and feel that with our collaborative services we can offer convenient and reliable payment options to customers. In a short span of time mRUPEE has garnered a huge trust with a growing customer base and created a strong customer value proposition,” said Mr. N. Srinath, Managing Director, Tata Teleservices Limited.In addition, Manappuram will also integrate mRUPEE’s eWallet service which enables repayments and transfer of funds via mobile phones onto its own online repayment platform.With this, borrowers can make online repayments directly to their accounts through their pre-funded mRUPEE eWallet, even without having access to a bank account or credit card. In fact, this is the first instance in India of an NBFC integrating the eWallet repayment concept into its own system.Speaking about the tie-up, Mr V.P. Nandakumar, MD & CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd. said, “As gold loans move up the value chain from a distress to a lifestyle product, the convenience factor will become more critical.mRUPEE is a fitting choice for us for its large distribution channel, secured network and high customer value. At Manappuram, we have always pitched our gold loans as something which makes life easy. This latest service is part of our continuing quest to exceed our customers’ expectations.”Manappuram Finance Ltd. was the winner of the KMA NASSCOM “IT Innovations Award” 2014. The award recognises companies that have made innovation a part of their organisational DNA, and used the innovation engine to reinvent their processes, marketing and product development strategies.last_img read more

Tata Steel UK Govt meets Indianorigin businessman for sale talks

first_imgBusiness tycoon Sanjeev Gupta, who is interested in acquiring Tata’s steel business in the U.K., met the British government representatives Tuesday. The U.K. government is hunting for a potential buyer for the loss-making steel business.Tata had announced last week it was putting its entire U.K. operations up for sale. Sajid Javid, Britain’s Business Minister, met Gupta in London Tuesday to determine how serious he was about buying the steel business. Javid is also due to meet Tata Chairman Cyrus Mistry in Mumbai Wednesday, to discuss the process of sale, Reuters reports.Gupta termed the meet as “positive.” He also said that the U.K. government was “highly supportive” and “actively engaged” in terms of finding a possible solution.”The next step is for Tata to define the formal sales process and request indications of interest from potential buyers, “he said in a statement after the meeting, Reuters added.Last week, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly met ministers to discuss possible options for the Tata business.Carwyn Jones, Wales’ First Minister, told Reuters that the government is “willing” to discuss solutions for the company’s pension deficit, structural challenges and high energy costs — that drove Tata to walk away.The U.K. Business Minister also met other potential buyers but the details have not been revealed. “The important thing is where the buyers are coming forward we are ready to work with them,” Javid was quoted as saying by BBC.Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House Group is a U.K.-based steel and non-ferrous metals group, which operates in London, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong. It has its assets in Asia, Africa and Britain. The firm’s annual turnover is about $5 billion. Its total production capacity in steel exceeds three million MTPA, according to the company’s website.last_img read more

Harbhajan Singhs tweet on Pakistani flag generates rage on social media

first_imgIts a clever punch line, where is the offence in it? No need to paint religion and start a border war on twitter. ( also why is every paki response “get toilets first”? Is that the only thing you have more of than India?)— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) July 22, 2019The tweet has created controversy on social media platforms as many people are taking it as fun while others have condemned it. On the other hand, Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Cheteshwar Pujara were among the many who congratulated ISRO for successfully carrying out the launch of Chandrayan 2.  Virat Kohli stated that it is another proud moment for the nation. Another historic and proud moment for the nation as the #Chandrayaan 2 is launched Jai Hind #ISRO #IndiaMoonMission — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 22, 2019Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Cheteshwar Pujara congratulated team ISRO and wished them for successful missions in the future.I congratulate Team @isro on achieving yet another milestone with the launch of #Chandrayaan2!Hope this paves the way for many more ambitious and successful missions in the future. Jai Hind ! pic.twitter.com/io919I1YrS— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 22, 2019 Harbhajan Singh was a key member of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad. Matthew Lewis/Getty ImagesFormer Indian cricketer and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to troll Pakistan and some other countries who have the moon on their national flags after India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 took off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota on Monday, July 22.In the tweet, Harbhajan stated that some countries have the moon on their flags while some have their flags on the moon. The tweet also had the images of national flags with moon on it with Pakistani flag’s picture being the first. Some countries have moon on their flagsWhile some countries having their flags on moon #Chandrayaan2theMoon— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 22, 2019The first line of the tweet had images of flags of countries including Pakistan, Algeria, Turkey, Maldives, Mauritania, Tunisia, Libya, Malaysia and Azerbaijan. The second line had flags of the countries who have conducted the moon missions successfully including US, India, China and Russia.Shame on you @harbhajan_singh . Your Tweet is in bad taste and shows Indians in a bad light. You are not a True Sportsman. You are a Communal Person I hope @bcci takes action against You for your Communal Tweet and stops yours Pension . Shame on You. — Ashish Joshi (@acjoshi) July 22, 2019 Many congratulations to Team #Chandrayaan2 @isro for the successful and seamless launch ! pic.twitter.com/LINKS5ZHUk — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 22, 2019center_img Congratulations team @ISRO, this is a very proud and historical moment for India! #Chandrayaan2— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) July 22, 2019last_img read more

Pranav Saini Fitness Model and Social Media Influencer on obeying the commitments

first_imgPranav Saini is a familiar name on the field of fitness and social media. He is one of the fittest lad running around in the Modelling world. Pranav is an astonishing trainer. Many of the celebs follow his chart and his way of training from his youtube channel “Pranav Saini”. He is a real social media influencer of our time when it comes to fitness.Pranav is known for his dedication and commitment. He is very punctual in everything he does. He believes in reality, and he understands his role as a social media influencer, so he is always there to help people whether it is a celeb or ordinary person. He just loves his work and more important he loves to see people around him remains fit and fab.He is not a theatrical person he believes in implementing things, and according to him, you cannot achieve things by talking, you have to work hard to make the fit and robust body. Pranav’s working way is helping many A-grade people from a different field, and his popularity is increasing day by day.Pranav is a different kind of fitness Guru he influences models with his work, and he is a veteran of this fitness world as he has experience is off nearly a decade in this field, and he has many followers all around the globe who believes in his work.Pranav believes every model or actor has to follow certain things regularly, you cannot focus only on muscles, your entire body should be fit and fab, and if you can achieve that, then your face glow will be different from ordinary models and actors.Pranav’s achievement list is significant as he has won several fitness titles and competitions across the globe. His best performance came when he Represented India in ‘IFBB Amature Olympia Asia Men’s Physique ‘(8th Rank) in 2017 hence bringing glory to the nation. Hmm! This list shows his sheer talent, and it shows his capabilities too. Kudos champ to achieve this many things under 30 is not a small thing.Seriously this young lad has achieved so many things in a short period, and becoming a brand ambassador for top brands is not a small thing to accomplish at a tender age, it needs dedication and hard work. We hope he keeps making a difference in people’s life positively with his IG videos, YouTube videos, pictures, and we are sure that he will bring many more titles from various parts of the world.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

BSF shoots Bangladeshi dead along Lalmonirhat border

first_imgBSFA Bangladeshi national was shot to death and another received bullet wounds in firing by Border Security Force of India (BSF) in Doikhawa border of Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat district in the early hours of Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased could not be identified immediately.Lt Col Golam Morshed, director of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB)-15, said that a team of BSF from its 100-Paglabari camp in Cooch Behar district opened fire on a group of cattle trader who went in the border adjacent to sub pillar No 10F of main pillar No 905 around 4:00 am for bringing cattle, leaving a cattle trader dead on the spot and another injured with bullet.last_img

Schoolgirl gang raped in Gaibandha

first_imgRapeA schoolgirl was allegedly gang raped at Naldanga village in Gaibandha’s Sadullapur upazila on Friday night.The victim, a student of class VII, was admitted to Gaibandha Modern Hospital, said Sadullapur police station officer-in-charge Borhan Uddin.He said when the girl was returning home alone after escorting her mother to Naldanga Bazar some local youths including Shohag, Babu and Shariful forcefully took her to an adjacent sugarcane field and raped her one after another.Locals rushed in hearing the scream of the girl and caught three youths and handed them over to police, added the OC.Victim’s uncle Halim Miah filled a rape case with the Sadullapur police station in this connection.last_img

US Senator Sessions did not disclose Russia contacts Wash Post

first_imgUS Sen. Sessions is sworn in to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to become US attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: ReutersJeff Sessions, while still a US senator, spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador, encounters he did not disclose when asked during his confirmation hearing to become attorney general about possible contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian officials, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing Justice Department officials.One of the meetings was a private conversation between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak that took place in September in the senator’s office, at the height of what US intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to upend the US presidential race, the Post reported.The previously undisclosed discussions could fuel new congressional calls for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 presidential election, the Post said.Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was fired last month after he discussed US sanctions on Russia with Kislyak before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.As attorney general, Sessions oversees the Justice Department, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which have been leading investigations into Russian meddling and any links to Trump’s associates. Sessions has so far resisted calls to recuse himself.When Sessions spoke with Kislyak in July and September, he was a senior member of the influential Senate Armed Services Committee as well as one of Trump’s top foreign policy advisers, according to the Post.Sessions played a prominent role supporting Trump after formally joining the campaign in February 2016.At his 10 Jan Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Sessions was asked by Democratic Senator Al Franken what he would do if he learned of any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the 2016 campaign, the Post reported.“I’m not aware of any of those activities,” Sessions responded, according to the Post. He added: “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.”Officials said Sessions did not consider the conversations relevant to the lawmakers’ questions and did not remember in detail what he discussed with Kislyak, according to the Post.“There was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer,” Sarah Isgur Flores, Sessions’ spokeswoman, told the Post.The Department of Justice and the White House did not respond immediately to requests by Reuters for comment.Justice officials said Sessions met with Kislyak on 8 Sept in his capacity as a member of the armed services panel rather than in his role as a Trump campaign surrogate, the Post reported.“He was asked during the hearing about communications between Russia and the Trump campaign – not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee,” Flores told the Post.last_img read more

Pakistan polling station blast kills at least 28

first_imgMap of Pakistan locating deadly blast on election day — AFPAt least 28 people were killed and 35 wounded in a suicide attack on a polling station in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, officials said, as millions voted in a nationwide election Wednesday.”(The bomber) was trying to enter the polling station. When police tried to stop him he blew himself up,” a local administration official in Quetta, Hashim Ghilzai, told AFP. The incident and toll were confirmed by a second senior local official.The attack was not immediately claimed by any group.Balochistan, Pakistan’s poorest and most restive province, suffers from Islamist and separatist insurgencies.It was hit by several bombings during the brief but acrimonious election campaign — including a devastating blast claimed by the Islamic State group which killed 153 people this month, and was Pakistan’s deadliest ever suicide attack.An earlier attack in the province on Wednesday left one policeman dead and three wounded when a hand grenade was thrown at a polling station in the village of Koshk, in Khuzdar district.The military has stationed over 370,000 personnel across Pakistan to ensure security for the election, bolstered by an additional 450,000 police.last_img read more

Nobel literature body elects new members after rape scandal

first_imgIran-born Swedish author Jila Mossaed is photographed in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 5 October 2018. Photo: ReutersThe Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, on Friday announced an Iranian-born poet and a judge as new members as it seeks to recover from a #MeToo scandal that forced it to postpone this year’s Nobel.Eight of its total 18 members have either resigned or are on hiatus due to a deep rift within the Academy on how to manage its long-standing ties to a Frenchman recently convicted of rape.For the first time in 70 years, it postponed this year’s literature prize by a year while it attempts to sort out its problems.The election of Jila Mossaed, a 70-year-old Tehran-born poet who writes in Swedish and Persian, and Supreme Court judge Eric Runesson, brings the Academy’s active members to a quorum of 12.Members have traditionally been elected for life, but with several members no longer actively participating and in order to ensure the venerable body’s survival, its patron, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf, changed its statutes to make it possible for members to resign and be replaced.”The election of two new members is positive. I hope the Swedish Academy will be given the opportunity to continue rebuilding the trust of the institution and that the Academy can now continue its important work,” the king said in a statement.”My words were not appreciated in my old home country, but my new nation is offering me one of the best literary positions because of what I write,” Mossaed, who’s been living in exile Sweden since 1986, told TT news agency.She replaces Swedish author Kerstin Ekman who ended her involvement with the Academy in 1989 over its refusal to condemn a fatwa issued by Iran’s former supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini against author Salman Rushdie over his novel “The Satanic Verses”.Meanwhile, Runesson, who was born in 1960 and has also worked as a professor at Lund University, jokingly referred to himself as an “ignorant hellion” compared to his other Academy colleagues.”This is about two people with strong integrity, who with their different backgrounds, knowledge, and competence complete the Academy in a welcome and interesting fashion,” author and member Peter Englund told TT news agency.last_img read more

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Citizenship Checks List Could Intimidate Legitimate Voters

first_img Ella Feldman/Houston Public MediaOutside of the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center voting location in Montrose, campaign posters cover the grass.Harris County’s top elected official says the fact that thousands of registered voters in the county were wrongly flagged by the state for citizenship checks is “concerning.”“I fear and I worry that this is a bit of an effort to intimidate or even try and disenfranchise some folks,” County Judge Lina Hidalgo told Houston Public Media. “Maybe immigrant folks, or people of color, and there are a lot of organizations that are concerned about that.”The League of United Latin American Citizens is one of those groups; LULAC is suing state officials over the effort to identify non-citizens on the state’s voter rolls, calling it a “carefully calibrated” plan to intimidate legitimate voters.In Harris County, almost 18,000 names were removed from an initial list of potential non-citizens on the voter rolls that was distributed by the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. That’s more than half of the almost 30,000 names in the county that were originally on the list.County officials have said they discovered thousands of people on the initial list were indeed citizens, and that more than 400 of those initial names were duplicates.In a statement Thursday, the Secretary of State’s Office said it’s “continuing to provide information to the counties to assist them in verifying eligibility of Texas voters” as part of a process to ensure “no eligible voters are impacted by any list maintenance activity.”“This is to ensure that any registered voters who provided proof of citizenship at the time they registered to vote will not be required to provide proof of citizenship as part of the counties’ examination,” spokesperson Sam Taylor said.County officials say they still have not mailed out any requests for proof of citizenship to the remaining people on the list.“We have to be very, very careful as we proceed,” Hidalgo said, “because there may be an injunction coming saying that we can’t take action on this list.” X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Hildago said the ordeal has the potential to discourage legitimate voters from going to the polls.“Every time you try and make voting scarier, sound more difficult to register, I do think that it plants a seed of fear,” she said. “You know, I registered to vote, and then am I going to be questioned? Nobody wants to have to go through that.”Governor Greg Abbott said this week the initial list was never meant to be a “hard-and-fast list,” according to the Texas Tribune:“This is what you would categorize as a process, a work [in progress],” Abbott said. “They’ll get it right, but I do want to be emphatic: It is essential that the secretary of state, [the Department of Public Safety], counties, anybody with any authority over this whatsoever work collaboratively and swiftly together to make sure our voter rolls are accurate, to ensure integrity in the election process.”center_img Listen 00:00 /05:59 Sharelast_img read more

The Henrietta Lacks Legacy Groups Annual Lunch

first_imgJoin the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group for their annual luncheon benefiting the wax figure of Henrietta Lacks for the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum on Sept. 30 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The keynote speaker is Dr. Roland Pattillo, team leader for the development of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The luncheon will be held at the Fleming Senior Center, 641 Main Street, Turner Station, Maryland. For ticket information contact Arkia Wade-Gowins at 904-614-3238 or via email at hlackslegacy@gmail.com.last_img

OrcaM is new kid on block for 3D data capture

first_img The OrcaM system involves a large sphere, likened by one viewer as a giant maw, inside which one places the desired object for 3-D scanning. Once the object is placed inside, the sphere is sealed shut and the seven cameras and lights go to work. The cameras take simultaneous high-definition photos of the object at different angles. Serving to define the object’s geometry, various combinations of lights illuminate the object differently for every shot, capturing the finest details. After the photo processing, computer processing of the image creates the 3-D model. Observers say the end result is a highly impressive agreement of the real object. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further OrcaM Reconstruction Sequences The system is also identified on the DFKI site as having been developed “in the context of a project” of the Augmented Vision arm of DFKI, which stands for Germany’s Research Center for Artificial Intelligence.NEK sees the camera system as a way to conduct automated transfers of real objects into high-quality digital representations for media such as on the “Internet, cinema, and computer games.” The DFKI envisions its application being to create super-accurate models of museum and art objects, models that are good enough to be used instead of the originals. The 3-D models produced by OrcaM are said to be fully textured and of high enough quality for the archives of valuable artifacts from museums.A useful selling point for both the above two applications is that, with the OrcaM system, key tasks are automatic. The user does not have to calibrate the cameras or lighting system, which the system performs automatically. According to the web site I Programmer, which assessed the video, the wire frame model used 20,000 triangles based on 300 million measured points “accurate to less than a millimeter.” The camera system, said the report, is worth the look when accuracy is paramount.A camera system of this size and scope may seem easily destined for the confines of powerhouse R&D labs in the sciences, but OrcaM is also generating interest in how it is being promoted.Developers of the camera system are identified as NEK. According to the company, “Within the range equipment construction we developed and finished an automated photograph station (OrcaM) for digital visualizations and reconstructions of objects.” Citation: OrcaM is new kid on block for 3-D data capture (2012, January 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-orcam-kid-block-d-capture.htmlcenter_img More information: www.nek-kl.de/de_DE/produkte/o … bital-camera-system/ (PhysOrg.com) — Call it automated photograph station, seven-camera system, 3-D model showcase, or digital reconstruction tool. OrcaM is being described as all these things. Whatever the tag, the “OrcaM” name stands for Orbital Camera System, according to its Germany-based developers NEK GmbH. A video demo was making the rounds of web gadget blogs and news sites this week as a camera system to watch. Creating 3D models with a simple webcam (w/ Video) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Teach toddlers emotions to help them behave better

first_imgHelping your toddler understand and express emotions may reduce behavioural problems later on, says a new study.“Our findings offer promise for a practical, cost-effective parenting strategy to support at-risk toddlers’ social and emotional development and reduce behavioural problems,” said lead investigator of the study Holly Brophy-Herb, professor at Michigan State University in the US.The research, part of a larger study funded by a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, involved 89 toddlers (ages 18 months to about two years) from low-income families.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Mothers were asked to look at a wordless picture book with their toddlers. The book included many emotional undertones as illustrations depicted a girl who lost and found a pet.Brophy-Herb and her fellow researchers focused on mothers’ “emotion bridging” with the child. That involves mothers not only labelling the emotion (for example, sad) but also putting it into context and tying it back to the child’s life.During a follow-up visit with the families, about seven months later, the researchers found fewer behavioural problems in the higher-risk children. This might be because emotion bridging acts as a tool through which toddlers can begin to learn about their emotions and gradually learn simple words to express emotions, needs and wishes, instead of acting out physically, Brophy-Herb said.The findings appeared in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics.last_img read more